Designer Adam Kimmel at Phoenix Art Museum

Don’t miss a special fashion presentation at the Phoenix Art Museum tomorrow night by famed fashion designer Adam Kimmel. The 28-year-old New York menswear designer will recreate his fashion show concept shown at Pitti Uomo in Florence earlier this year: using notable artists to serve as models for a live photo shoot.

Kimmel, who was recently called “the future of menswear” by Bergdorf Goodman, decided to forgo the traditional runway presentation for his collection earlier this year when he pulled together artists who were friends of his and invited them to wear his designs to the collection preview. Artists like Aron Young, Nate Lowman, Dan Colen, Jack Pierson, Neville Wakefield and Ryan McGinley, were just a few of the invited friends to model Kimmel’s edgy designs.

Tomorrow night at 7pm, Kimmel will recreate this scene at Phoenix Art Museum, using local notable artists as models. Kimmel’s brother, Alexei Hay, will be conducting the live photo shoot and both will be on hand to answer questions about the collection, Kimmel’s design philosophy and fabric choices.

Some of the artists invited to participate in tomorrow night’s show include Salvador Calvano, Bob Gates, Zarco Guerrero, Joe Willie Smith and Such Styles. The event is free and open to the public.

Here are a few looks from Adam Kimmel’s Spring 2008 collection:

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